Faculty Research and Clinical Expertise

Research:  Parent-child interaction; parenting issues; video-feedback; child behavior problems

Clinical: Pediatric Nursing; Community Health, Patient education

Professional Activities

1993-1998          Project Director, Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers (NINR - RO1-NR02325)

2006-Present      Project Director, Center for Vulnerable Populations Research (CVPR), UCLA School of Nursing (NINR P30-005041)

2006-Present     Healthy African American Families II, Los Angeles, Member Diabetes Workgroup

2009-Present     Nursing Practice and Research Council, Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Member

2010-Present     Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Tau Chapter at Large Vice President

University of Washington, BSN, 1972, Nursing
Boston University, MS, 1977, Nursing (Maternal Child Health Clinical Specialist)
University of California, Los Angeles, PhD, 1998, Nursing (Cognate: developmental psychology)

Community Service Award, Southern California March of Dimes, 1989
Excellence in Education, Gamma Tau Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International, 1993
Honorary Service Award, PTA - Santa Monica-Malibu School District, 1996 and 2004